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Music the artform and artists

L’afrobeat, une pulsation nigériane devenue planétaire

Si la musique est l’arme du futur, selon Fela, alors celle inventée par le chanteur nigérian au début des années 1970 a la puissance de feu d’une arme automatique. Symbole d’une lutte frontale contre les injustices et pour les droits, l’afrobeat n’a pas seulement séduit les populations d’Afrique, il est aussi devenu un genre pratiqué sur tous les continents.

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20 grandes discos de pop y rock que cumplen 40 años

Con el final de las bandas de los sesenta y setenta llegó la diversidad: irrumpieron los sintetizadores, el ‘heavy metal’, los nuevos románticos y el punk se aceleró más. Bienvenidos a 1981.

El País

Genre Is Disappearing. What Comes Next?

As record stores close and streaming algorithms dominate, the identities that music fandom supplies are in flux.

The New Yorker

New museum traces history of Black music across genres

A new museum two decades in the making is telling the interconnected story of Black musical genres through the lens of American history.

AP News

Highlife Music Deconstructed: Exploring Ghana’s iconic sound

The series has discussed topics such as Ghana’s traditional folkloric sounds, the influence of palmwine music, the impact of American big band jazz on Ghana’s highlife dance bands, the explosion of Afro-funk/Afro-soul and Afrobeat, and the evolution of borga highlife.

Music in Africa

Patsy Cline, reine de la country music

Cette fille de Virginie a commencé à refondre radicalement les codes et l’audience de la musique de Nashville, mais elle avait déjà plusieurs fois échappé à la mort...

France Musique

Ni Rosalía, ni C.Tangana: la música andaluza ya viene revolucionada de casa

Califato 3/4, María José Llergo o Foyone representan una promoción de renovadores del folclore que no ven con malos ojos que artistas de fuera tomen elementos del sur.

El Confidencial

Innovative music takes off in Maritime Southeast Asia

The emergence of bands like Margasatwa indicates that Southeast Asian artists are starting to break away from the globalizing shackles that Anglo-American popular music has placed on the region's music development since the 1960s.

Nikkei Asia

To Express the Sound of a Country’s Soul, He Invented New Instruments

In a short story, the Guatemalan composer, inventor and writer Joaquín Orellana imagines a musician who, dissatisfied with the instruments of Western civilization, sets out to create the sound of hunger.

The New York Times


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